‘Feathers need to change, but the wings will stay the same’
‘Triad’ artwork by Stefan Mrkonjić, 2016.
In Jacob’s Ladder, a chiropractor angel tells a dying man about Meister Eckhart’s teaching of the nature of Hell and our connection to it. Only part that suffers therein is the part of us that resists change – until burned away and changed all the same. Changes have a natural tendency to drive us towards divinity inside and outside ourselves, death being the final transformation we have to face. Our inability to accept this creates loss, which might be a defining feature of human condition. Loss is equally unavoidable as death and there is but one way around both – acceptance.
Nežit’s new offering is a track record, a grimoire if You will, of striving towards and finally achieving that acceptance. A tremendous personal loss and facing new realities of survival in a country currently transitioning from former Eastern Bloc bad to new Western colonial worse pushed the envelope set by his ODDOT-era material further towards – pop, of all things. Because compelling stuff never needed additional harshness. Minimal, crisp but at the same time raw and even garage-like overall sound, Nežit’s own completely lyrics-oriented and almost hip-hop styled vocal delivery, richly embellished with female vocals, occasional hammering pianos, sampled orchestral stabs and at times truly melancholic guitar-driven sections is what marks this set of shapely pop songs; no solos, no nonsense, just powerful verses and choruses that stick. Three-sided revelations 4 YouTube generation.
Get it here.
From upcoming release Triad.
Find the entire album 1/11/16 on our official Bandcamp page.
93DOT93 is back – in black!
It is often said that all fortunes come in threes; three is also, as we very well know from a certain old movie, optimal number of saboteur agents working together. Nikola Nežit proposes an universe of three-sided revelations on his 3rd overall release and his full-length debut. Triad brings lore of abrupt changes, tears of rage and battle cries, all cast into pop gems through die hard DIY approach to musicmaking for the twilight of Infomaniac Age.
Scheduled for release on November 1st, on 93DOT93 official Bandcamp page.
Stay tuned for more news!
‘Secret Life of Trees IV’ by Irena Kazazić
Now, with the end of December approaching fast, various Marys come to mind. Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Jewess, Mary won’t you call my name – but what if all of them were just ONE, universal woman? Mary, mother of Christ – what if she was merely a teacher, conveyer of wisdom, thus bringing out a saviour in us all? If Christ never existed, save as a pinnacle of humanity in all of us, reached via this wisdom, female wisdom?
True virgin birth, that would be.
Continuing 93.93s ØØØ Edition, a Winter Solstice treat of noise made by Women is here! From delicious, gloomy, rhythmic noise of Eärwen Dies, via okkvlt scented percussive industrial EBM of MetaKhaos and unrestrained non-computer noise of visdomstann, all the way to krautish vibes with Eastern bent delivered by Edipa_D, this first instalment in hopefully long lasting series to be is now at Your very finger tips – and it’s free!
Cover art is a detail of above displayed piece by Irena Kazazić, a cool artist You should check out when You get the time. Also featuring a PDF with scans of her recent ‘Secret Life of Trees’ series.
Merry Yule to all!
“Sleazy died last night… Tonight we’re playing for eternity.”
This would be a loose translation of a text message I’ve received from Dunduew, a little short of five years ago now. I was drunk on the street somewhere in downtown Belgrade, pulling myself together to go back home and have some sleep as the day breaks. I remember, though memory indeed b fvkt – I remember this, or this is how I want to remember it.
And I remember murky inside of Underworld club, shaken irregularly with passing trolley car and subway vibes (‘the void rumbles in, like the underground train’), and herein lies the reason I am starting this announcement with this memory – this excavated 40-minute tour de force of nightmarish and druggy, glitchy, qliphothic mirror of dance oriented, albeit strictly minimal electronica to me is the perfect soundtrack for an aftermath of every party night I’ve spent in clubs, ever.
And adjacent piece, my own reworking of a Dunduew original from the possible ‘Frape’ series, executed live with man himself on the night of our joined tribute to a great influencer and indeed a great man, Peter Christopherson, is to me a perfect companion to this soundtrack. To this day, it fills me with the same infernal feeling of slumber in empty party halls, and apartments which shelter tired and intoxicated bodies, as they crave rest.
93.93 invites You to taste, sample and perhaps grab Yourself a copy of it’s catalogue number 002, Frape Duplais, by Dunduew. You can do it all here.
Indeed, this year the birthday of The Great Beast 666 gives birth to …well, another beast. Much anticipated, at least by those who are familiar with sounds of this psychedelic combo, their follow up to 2012’s “Osvit” (Serbian for daybreak) brings a fresh twist from retro, prog-ish atmosphere of the debut, towards edgier psychedelia, okkvlt rock and ‘avant-garage’ (which they seem to have happilly adopted from early stars of independent quirk, Pere Ubu).
Enjoy number ØØ1 in 93DOT93 catalogue! Get it here.
Paid download gets You exclusive 17-minute bonus track, all official videos in phone-friendly 480p resolution (slightly remastered, let us not forget!), artwork and perhaps a satisfaction of being a supporter of one-of-a-kind label that 93DOT93 is in this part of the world.
MMM///keys, samples, lyrics, voice
Dimitrije///digital bass, synths
Edipa D///drum programming
thanks /// driver @ Daredevil Gamer Show, Radovan Popović
“Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall” – 93.93 is pleased to celebrate this Equinox with a new far-out psychedelic psyber thing from Pt/Tearpalm.
Join us for a ride!
Pt/Tearpalm is a collaboration between Željko Ljubić Pt, Serbian guitar player known for his work with a number of indie bands, most notably Goribor, of which he is a founder member, and which gained significant fame on ex-Yugoslavian spaces, and experimental electronic outfit Tearpalm, occult-driven postindustrial music project with a psychedelic bent.
This is an official promotional video for the first single from their upcoming release. Support them when the moment comes: https://9393.bandcamp.com/releases
Official Soundcloud Page: https://soundcloud.com/pt-tearpalm
Offficial Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PtTearpalm/1587136038187736